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Big Sugar’s deceitful past: How industry spin impaired the government’s anti-cavity program

Where did Big Oil, Big Pharma and other industries learn to manipulate public policy to best serve their bottom line? The engaging new documentary “Merchants of Doubt” argues that they’re all following a battle plan borrowed from the tobacco industry. As for the tobacco industry, they learned it from Big Sugar. Researchers at UCSF analyzed 319 internal sugar industry documents …

Nina Pham

Ebola nurse Nina Pham used as PR pawn, damaged by experimental medications

She became the face of the Ebola crisis during its publicity peak last fall. But nurse Nina Pham, the first known case of an individual contracting Ebola within the U.S., is now suing the parent corporation of her former employer, which she says violated her personal privacy and left her chronically ill by exploiting and neglecting her during the outbreak. …

More Kids Are Doing Yoga and Using Natural Remedies Like Melatoninand Fish Oil, Report Says

A new government report shows that 1 in 9 children in the U.S. (11.6 percent) are using complimentary therapy to stay healthy, an amount that has not changed in five years. What has changed since the report was last conducted in 2007: kids are doing a lot more yogaand taking more melatonin, a plant-based sleep aid. Many of the other types of natural healing …